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Art of Ancient Afghanistan


Art of Ancient Afghanistan / Guillermo Gomez-Pena In the first half hour we discuss the cache of ancient Afghan art and artifacts featured in a new exhibit at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum. In the second half hour, performance artist and MacArthur Foundation grant recipient Guillermo Gomez-Pena joins us to discuss his latest piece, now showing at Theater Artaud in San Francisco. In the piece, Gomez-Pena uses the human body as a metaphor for the Bush administration's policies toward Iraq and Afghanistan.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

* Ambassador Said Jawad, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States (first half hour)
* Fredrik Hiebert, exhibition curator and archaeology fellow of the National Geographic Society (first half hour)

 

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